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Watch Live: House Hearing on Flint Water Crisis

President Barack Obama declared a federal emergency in Flint, Mich. on Jan. 16 freeing up federal aid to help with lead-contaminated drinking water. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Mich.  

Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and the City of Flint are among the witnesses expected to testify.  

House Republicans Introduce 5-Day CR as Negotiations Continue

Democrats say they'll oppose any continuing resolution that goes more than just a few days. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

House Republicans introduced a continuing resolution on Wednesday that would fund the government for an additional five days past when current funding runs out on Friday.

The question now is whether those five days will fall within Democrats' demands for a CR that lasts only a "few days."

McCarthy Won't Speculate on Push to Defund Planned Parenthood

McCarthy said he did not support funding Planned Parenthood. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In the wake of last week's shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado, one GOP leader faced questions about whether congressional Republicans will continue their push to defund the organization.  

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., did not rule in or out a move to strip the group's funding in the must-pass government spending package. He told reporters during a pen-and-pad briefing Monday there will likely be debate on the subject.  

Congresswoman Left for Dead at Jonestown Recalls the Massacre, 37 Years Later

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Rep. Jackie Speier knows exactly how it feels to be left for dead.

On Nov. 18, 1978, she was shot five times on a remote airstrip in Guyana, South America. Her boss, Rep. Leo J. Ryan and four others lay dead nearby, killed by gunfire as they tried to escape Jonestown, the commune built by cult leader Jim Jones.

Ryan Set for 'Full Ginsburg' TV Appearances

Ryan addresses the House. (Tom Williams, CQ Roll Call)

Newly elected House Speaker Paul D. Ryan will be a guest on all five Sunday political talk shows to discuss his election and plans for the House, his spokesman Brendan Buck tweeted Thursday afternoon. The Sunday programs are Fox News Sunday, CNN’s State of the Union, NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’s Face the Nation and ABC’s This Week.  

Appearing on all five shows is commonly called "the full Ginsburg," in a reference to William H. Ginsburg, who was Monica Lewinsky's lawyer at the start of the scandal over her affair with President Bill Clinton. Ginsburg died in 2013.